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Video game news, reviews and commentary with Gazette reporter Jake Magee.
Press Start: Exclusive games need to die already
Press Start: Exclusive games need to die already
Games exclusive to specific consoles will never go away, but Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee sure wishes they would.
Press Start: Developers should remain unapologetic in their game design
Press Start: Developers should remain unapologetic in their game design
Some video game developers take their creative freedom as far as they can, sometimes shattering realism for the sake of fun. They shouldn't have to apologize for it, Gazette columnist Jake Magee writes.
Press Start: 'Horizon Zero Dawn' is a promising first step for a new franchise
Press Start: 'Horizon Zero Dawn' is a promising first step for a new franchise
“Horizon Zero Dawn” isn't only a blast to play and explore. It also features a compelling story in a confident first run for a new franchise, even if it stumbles at a few points along the way, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.
Press Start: ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ proves graphics matter
Press Start: ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ proves graphics matter
Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee isn't one to usually care much about a game's graphics, but 'Horizon Zero Dawn' is starting to change how he feels about how games look.
Press Start: My favorite female game characters
Press Start: My favorite female game characters
With three noteworthy games starring women launching around the same time, Gazette columnist Jake Magee considers his favorite female characters in games.
Press Start: 'Sniper Elite 4' is a fun, shallow shooter
Press Start: 'Sniper Elite 4' is a fun, shallow shooter
Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes that “Sniper Elite 4” shone brightest when it allowed him to do what the game handles best: sniping. Unfortunately, most other gameplay fell short.
Press Start: ‘Uncharted: Drake's Fortune’ did not age well
Press Start: ‘Uncharted: Drake's Fortune’ did not age well
It's a mystery how the "Uncharted" video game series got as popular as it did considering how bland the initial entry was—at least by today's standards, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes.
Press Start: Great games are releasing faster than we can play them
Press Start: Great games are releasing faster than we can play them
Great games are releasing faster than most fans can play them, which is a good problem to have, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes.
Press Start: It's time for shooters to return to real wars
Press Start: It's time for shooters to return to real wars
It's about time "Call of Duty" and "Battlefield" return to the historical settings that made them popular and successful in the first place, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes.
Press Start: Crafting the ultimate role-playing game
Press Start: Crafting the ultimate role-playing game
There's no such thing as a perfect game, role-playing or otherwise, but what if there was? Columnist Jake Magee tries to find out by dreaming about what makes up his ideal RPG.